Injuries to the spinal cord are some of the most serious, life-altering injuries we encounter in our law practice, and can arise in all sorts of situations. Here at The Mottley Law Firm, we have experience representing clients who have suffered injuries to their spinal cord in falls, in motor vehicle crashes, and in other incidents involving negligence, such as those involving defective products. We have experience obtaining compensation for spinal cord injury survivors to compensate them for these injuries.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are always complex and unique. Depending on the type of injury to the cord, the location of the injury, and the severity of the injury, the results can range from paralysis and the loss of use of portions of the body, on the one extreme, to numbness, tingling, weakness, and pain in one’s extremities on the other end of the spectrum. Spinal cord injuries may be categorized into those involving a complete spinal cord injury and those involving an incomplete spinal cord injury. Complete spinal cord injuries cause permanent damage to the spinal cord and severely impact the functionality of the spinal cord region below the point of injury, while incomplete spinal cord injuries refer to partial damage and the retention of functionality in the patient below the injury site. Injuries to the spinal cord can occur in the neck or cervical spine, the thoracic spine, the lumbar spine, and in the sacral region of the spine. Irrespective of the nature and location of the injury, all spinal cord injuries are serious in that they alter a person’s life and quality of life, and often require future medical care that is expensive. Much of the work that goes into handling a case involving an injury to the spinal cord involves working with experts to properly value the future care that the client will need.
If you or a loved one have experienced an injury to the spinal cord due to another person’s or company’s negligence, it is imperative that you seek legal advice about your rights from a lawyer who is experienced with these sorts of cases. Due to their severity and complexity, spinal cord injury cases usually require the enlistment of several types of experts to help the lawyer explain the nature and extent of the injury. These experts most often include neurologists, neurosurgeons, orthopedic doctors, physiatrists who specialize in the rehabilitation of spinal cord injury victims, and life care planners. At The Mottley Law Firm, we have relationships with the best experts in each of these fields to consult with in building these cases.
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